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Osborne Earl “Ozzie” Smith

 
 
Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
1. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Marker
Inscription.

Born December 26, 1954, in Mobile, Alabama
to Clovis and Marvella (Pugh) Smith
Father to Osborne II, Dustin and Taryn

Played for the San Diego Padres from 1978-1981 and
for the St. Louis Cardinals from 1982-1996
Fifteen Time National League All-Star Selection
Thirteen Time Recipient of the
Rawlings Gold Glove Award
Appeared in three World Series and was Starting Shortstop for the 1982 World Champion St. Louis Cardinals
1985 NLCS Most Valuable Player
In 1987 won the Silver Slugger Award and finished
second in the Most Valuable Player Award voting
1989 Lou Gehrig Memorial Award Winner
1994 Branch Rickey Award Winner
1995 Roberto Clemente Award Winner
Retired with 2,509 Games Played, 2,460 Hits,
580 Stolen Bases, 12,624 Chances, 8,375 Assists,
and 1,590 Double Plays
Member of the Alabama Sports Hall of Fame and the St. Louis Walk of Fame
Elected to the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame in 1996
St. Louis Cardinals Uniform #1 Retired in 1996
Named as a member of the All-Century Team in 1999
Ranks in The Sporting News List of 100 Greatest Baseball Players
Elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 2002

Recognized as a
Missouri Sports Legend
May 2011

 
Erected
Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Marker and Bust image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
2. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Marker and Bust
2011 by Missouri Sports Hall of Fame.
 
Location. 37° 7.237′ N, 93° 13.002′ W. Marker is in Springfield, Missouri, in Greene County. Marker is on Stan Musial Drive south of U.S. 60, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at the Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3861 East Stan Musial Drive, Springfield MO 65809, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Dan Dierdorf (here, next to this marker); Garvin "Gary" Filbert (here, next to this marker); John Kadlec (here, next to this marker); "The Boy and The Man" (here, next to this marker); Robert L. "Bob" Pettit Jr. (a few steps from this marker); Dorrel "Whitey" Herzog (a few steps from this marker); Louis Clark Brock (a few steps from this marker); Russell William "Rusty" Wallace (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springfield.
 
Also see . . .
1. Ozzie Smith at National Baseball Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Ozzie Smith Baseball Statistics. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Ozzie Smith at MLB.com. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Ozzie Smith Official Website. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Bust of Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
3. Bust of Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith

5. Missouri Sports Hall of Fame. (Submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansSports
 
Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Monument image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 17, 2012
4. Osborne Earl "Ozzie" Smith Monument
First monument on right side of walk
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 336 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 10, 2014, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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